IATA has published an airline self-assessment health
checklist to support the ICAO’s Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through
the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.
“Safety is always the number one priority for air
transport. And the challenges of COVID-19 have added a new
dimension to our efforts. Developed with input from industry,
public health authorities and governments, ICAO’s Take-off
guidance is the global standard for safe operations. IATA’s
self-assessment checklist is a practical implementation guide to
help airlines comply,” said IATA’s Director General and CEO, Alexandre de Juniac.
The IATA Health Safety
Checklist for Airline Operators provides the standards and
recommended practices, associated guidance material and
other supporting information necessary for an operator to
self-assess. Sections cover:
* Embarkation and Disembarkation;
* Aircraft Cleaning;
* Onboard Air Quality;
* In-Flight Operations;
* Flight and
Cabin Crew – General;
* Airport Facilities.
The checklist is available in .pdf format
and can be used free of charge by interested airlines.
“A harmonized approach to health is
key not only to the recovery of civil aviation but also to
‘building back better,’ which is crucially important to ensuring
the future resilience of the aviation network. IATA’s health
checklist for airlines will be of importance in terms of providing
momentum for the implementation of the ICAO Council Aviation
Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations, of which harmonization
and resilience are the guiding principles,’’ said ICAO’s Council
President, Salvatore Sciacchitano.
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